Contributing to Society
Our corporate approach is to coexist harmoniously with the local communities and wider global society that our business touches. Toward that end we actively encourage tours of our factories, and promote community exchanges and exchanges with other companies as part of our activities to contribute to society.
Community Clean-Up Activities [ TAIYO YUDEN's Business Sites ]
We also put great effort into volunteer community clean-ups at each TAIYO YUDEN site. Our employees join together to beautify their surroundings. They clean up empty cans and garbage that have been left along roads or in roadside gutters as well as picking weeds.
Volunteer Fence Staining [ Niigata Taiyo Yuden ]
The volunteer project to stain a roadside fence with wood preservative that began in FY2010 continues to be carried out.
If a fence loses its coat of stain it becomes prone to rotting. The local government was unable to secure funds for the job, and eventually a proposal came to the company asking for volunteer help.
In FY2011 many employees volunteered to do the paintbrush work and completed staining about one-fifth of the total length of fencing. We will continue to participate in this project until the entire job is finished.
Factory Tours [ TAIYO YUDEN's Business Sites ]
The TAIYO YUDEN Group runs factory tours as a vital way to maintain contact with local residents.
About 80 elementary school children visited TAIYO YUDEN Mobile Technology Products and about 100 college students visited KOREA KYONG NAM TAIYO YUDEN to learn about TAIYO YUDEN's business activities and the products made at those facilities.
Donations to Local Communities
Support for Social Welfare Activities [ TAIYO YUDEN's Domestic Business Sites ]
Every year, the Group's domestic sites make a donation to programs run by the Health and Welfare Department of Gunma Prefecture and to the Satoh Traffic Orphans Welfare Fund. The funds that go to the prefecture are being used for telephone counseling services, child-rearing support, and community programs for children with special needs. The TAIYO YUDEN Group began donating to the prefecture in 1960. To date the amount has reached a total of approximately 200 million yen. The annual contribution to the Satoh Traffic Orphans Welfare Fund is used to benefit traffic orphans in the prefecture. The TAIYO YUDEN Group began donating to this fund in 1971 and the total amount to date has reached 20 million yen.
Receives Award of Excellence from Japan's THP Council [ Egi Plant/Takasaki Global Center ]
In July 2011, the Egi Plant/Takasaki Global Center received an award of excellence from the All-Japan THP Council, a government body belonging to the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association that promotes total health programs. The THP Council is comprised of organizations including the Labour Bureaus, Labour Standards Inspection Office, and Labour Standards Association. Its activities are aimed at contributing to the positive mental and physical health of working people. TAIYO YUDEN was recognized with the award for its many years of efforts to help its employees improve their lifestyle habits.